This talk will cover core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and will discuss the current pharmacological approach to targeting symptoms of ASD. Educating caregivers is important when considering medication, and it is helpful to remember the medical contributors to disruptive behavior. Behavior analysts can help to identify the function of behavior and how the environment may be arranged to improve outcomes. Physicians can help treat symptoms of a disorder and identify interfering medical issues. Both have common goals for an individual client and the family’s improved quality of life. When doctors and behavior analysts can work together, they can improve the support they provide to families and children.
CE: 1.0 credit BACB